Keller @ Large: Tune Out The Hate-Peddlers

July 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Tune Out The Hate-Peddlers
BOSTON (CBS) – President Obama has been criticized by some for having said, when the Trayvon Martin story went national 16 months ago, that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

" They say he inflamed racial tension surrounding the case, but I think that’s unfair and inaccurate.

If you go back and look at the transcript of the president’s remarks, he made no reference to race.

He suggests that “every parent in America” should understand the horror of what happened and the need to find out why it happened, and tries to console Martin’s grieving parents. It was a very human response to the story, not a political one.

Listen to Jon’s commentary: play pause Keller at Large July 15 2013 Jon Keller Download

Since then, controversy peddlers across the political spectrum have tried to dehumanize the key figures in the case, a poisonous practice Saturday’s not guilty verdict did little to dissuade.

And their self-serving exploitation of the story stands in stark contrast to President Obama’s statement Sunday "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Saturday, July 13, 2013 by CBS Local

Keller @ Large: Should Massachusetts Cut Losses With Casinos?

BOSTON (CBS) ? It's always a good idea to be open to change. And sometimes, that means being willing to cut your losses and change course 

Read more
Friday, July 12, 2013 by CBS Local

Keller @ Large: Don't Forget What's At Core Of High-Profile Court ...

BOSTON (CBS) ? During my time off, I tried not to think too much about the top news stories of the day. Relaxation didn't seem too compatible 

Read more
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 by CBS Local

Keller @ Large: Proof Of Sensitivity Just Cultural Overkill

BOSTON (CBS) ? For the executives of corporations doing business with celebrity cook Paula Deen, handling revelations of her long-ago use 

Read more
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 by CBS Local

Keller @ Large: Alleged One Fund Scammer A 'Cridiot'

Branden Mattier posted this photo of himself with One Fund administrator Ken Feinberg on May 7, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Instagram).

Read more